Category Archives: Sunday is Coming!

A brief reflection on the coming Sunday’s scripture reading written by the 2 Bald Pastors.

Sunday is Coming! “The ongoing conflict between scarcity and abundance” John 12:-18 Lent 5C

“You always have the poor with you, you do not always have me.” (John 12:8) There is inherent conflict in this passage. The most obvious is between Judas and Mary. Judas believes the extravagance of Mary’s perfume is a waste … Continue reading

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Sunday is coming! “The parable of the overtly responsible son” Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32, Lent 4C

“But we had to celebrate because this brother of yours was dead and has come to life; he was lost and has been found.” (Luke 15:32) [An alternative telling of Luke 15:11b-32…] Once there was a man who had two … Continue reading

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Sunday is coming! “Repentance as a way of life” Luke 13:1-9, Lent 3C

“No, I tell you, unless you repent, you will all perish just as they did.” (Luke 13:5) After a horrible event happens, there is often a call to re-evaluate our lives. In religious circles we talk about that introspection as … Continue reading

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Sunday is Coming! “Focus beyond that fox…” Luke 13:31-35, Lent 2C

“Herod wants to kill you” (Luke 13:31b) Jesus has already “set his face toward Jerusalem” (Luke 9:51) but he won’t get there until Luke 19. He is clear in his mission on the way. “I am casting out demons and performing … Continue reading

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Sunday is coming! “Confronting comfort/power/security in the wilderness” Luke 4:1-13, Lent 1C

“Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil.” (Luke 4:1-2) The temptation in the wilderness is a showdown between Jesus … Continue reading

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Sunday is Coming! “Jesus shines so bright they don’t see or hear him” Luke 9:28-45, Transfiguration C

“The appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white.” (Luke 9:29) I have always found the Transfiguration puzzling. In Matthew, Mark and Luke the Transfiguration is a pivotal moment in the gospel story as Jesus shines brightly … Continue reading

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Sunday is coming! “You want me to do WHAT?!!??! with my enemy?” -Luke 6:27-36, Epiphany 7C

“Love your enemies” (Luke 6:27) We live by very prudent wisdom: Destroy your enemy. Dismiss your enemy. Ignore your enemy. Tolerate your enemy. Understand your enemy. …in order to defeat your enemy. These strategies make sense for our survival. They make … Continue reading

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